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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

No one knows better than a mom how stressful back-to-school can be for everyone!  And while we may be into the swing of things by now, it never hurts to give yourself an added boost in the mornings and what better way to do that than with Eight O’Clock Coffee?!?

 

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Now, I have to admit that I am not much of a coffee drinker, well, I didn’t used to be—until I had four children, a blog, and attended school full-time, now though I am all about coffee, black—as often as I can get it!  And since Eight O’Clock Coffee knows how hard back-to-school can be on all of us they’re sharing some Back-to-School Survival Tips with all of you that just may come in handy as the school year drags on, I mean progresses!

 

“Back-to-School Survival Tips” from Eight O’Clock Coffee


TIP 1: Become Your Own Brewista

– Save time, money and gas this back-to-school season by brewing your morning coffee at home. You can even set your coffee maker’s timer the night before to wake up to great-smelling Eight O’Clock Coffee.


TIP 2: Preplan Lunch – A few days before school starts, sit down with your kids and create a grocery list of healthy snacks and lunches they would like for school.  Rotate each of their selections throughout the week. Make Tuesday “Turkey Tuesday” or Wednesday “Wrap Wednesday” – adding variety to keep lunch exciting. When possible, pack their lunch the night before to reduce stress in the morning.


TIP 3: Assemble Weekly Wardrobes – Every Sunday check the upcoming weekly weather forecast with your kids. Then, have them pick out five outfits for the upcoming school week. Hang them in daily order in their closet to avoid the inevitable, “Mom, I can’t find my favorite blue shirt!”


TIP 4: Be Prepared for School Projects – Avoid late night rushing around to complete school projects by having art supplies on hand. Create an arts and craft bin that includes more than just crayons and colored paper. Collect items like pipe cleaners, stickers, figurines, beads – even coffee beans – and other creative finds, and put the fun back in school projects.

 

I have to admit, those are great tips, I even use a couple of them myself!  I also must admit to definitely enjoying a cup (or 3) of Eight O’Clock Coffee every morning, it tastes great and definitely gives me the added boost I need to get through crazy mornings at my house!

 

Of course, I didn’t forget about all of you—I have an Eight O’Clock Coffee Back to School Survival Kit to give away to one lucky MIBR reader!   image

 

What You Can Win!

 

One Misadventures in Baby Raising reader will win an Eight O’Clock Coffee Back to School Survival Kit that includes:  a drawstring bag, travel mug and 2 bags of Eight O’Clock Coffee to help start your mornings off right!

 

How You Can Enter!

 

To enter this giveaway leave a comment on this post telling me your best tip for stress-free mornings! 

 

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This giveaway ends on October 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM EST.  One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in a separate winner’s post shortly after the giveaway has ended.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim his/her prize, failure to respond to winner’s email in a timely manner will result in winner forfeiting his/her prize and me choosing a new winner.  Giveaway open to US residents only please!

 

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*I received the product above to facilitate my review…all opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by the sponsor."

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